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One of the feedbacks at Monoprice for the 2x1 mechanical switch (linked above) says it can be used as a 1x2, but you have to mod the unit:
"Works as intended, and can very easily be changed to a 1X2 switch. As a bunch of people said, you just open it up and short out the 2 diodes. I have no idea how to do anything complicated with electronics, but trust me, it's really obvious what that means once you open it. I used pieces of twist tie, it took 2 minutes and now I can use my computer on my TV or my monitor with the push of a button."
Another guy said reverse the diodes, so I don't know which is right:
"I bought it to convert it to a 1x2, it was very simple and works perfectly (pop the diodes off, flip them around, took about 5 minutes with the soldering iron and a steady hand). I have the output of my computer going to a 24" LCD and a 46" HDTV. One press of the button and it seamlessly switches over. No visible signal degradation or frames dropping over a 6' run from the computer to switch and a 50' run from the switch to TV. Both are using 22AWG HDMI cables from Monorpice. 24" LCD also looks flawless over 2 6' runs."